India shares lower at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty down 1.10%

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India shares lower at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty down 1.10% – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Real Estate , Healthcare and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty declined 1.10% to hit a new 3-month low, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.95%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NSE: MRTI ), which rose 3.02% or 107.00 points to trade at 3648.40 at the close. Sesa Sterlite Ltd (NSE: SESA ) added 2.49% or 5.10 points to end at 210.00 and Wipro Ltd. (NSE: WIPR ) was up 2.03% or 10.60 points to 533.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NSE: BPCL ), which fell 6.18% or 48.20 points to trade at 732.30 in late trade. DLF LIMITED (NSE: DLF ) declined 5.42% or 7.10 points to end at 123.95 and Cairn India Limited (NSE: CAIL ) down 4.66% or 10.20 points to 208.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which rose 3.02% to 3646.70, Sesa Sterlite Ltd (BO: SESA ) which was up 2.37% to settle at 209.90 and Wipro Ltd. (BO: WIPR ) which gained 1.91% to close at 533.10.

The worst performers were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 3.08% to 267.15 in late trade, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (BO: REDY ) which lost 3.01% to settle at 3380.95 and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BO: BHEL ) which was down 2.87% to 226.80 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones by 1204 to 217 and 8 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 499 fell and 89 advanced, while 1 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

Shares in Cairn India Limited (NSE: CAIL ) fell to 3-year lows; down 4.66% or 10.20 to 208.45.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was down 1.94% to 18.7350.

Gold for June delivery was up 0.56% or 6.60 to $1181.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.29% or 0.17 to hit $56.98 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.39% or 0.26 to trade at $65.03 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.44% to 63.502, while EUR/INR fell 0.74% to 68.7420.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.35% at 97.41.

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